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PGE Pushes to Continue Operating Boardman Coal Plant Until 2020

The plot thickens with Portland General Electric's (PGE) dirty and dangerous Boardman coal plant. PGE just won't let coal go despite all the momentum and support our campaign has built.
Tell the Governor and DEQ air quality staff to protect Oregon's health and environment - not give PGE another free ride.
Last week, PGE contacted the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and is trying to squeak by yet another version of their watered down plan to transition Boardman in 2020 without controlling pollution levels enough to meet important Clean Air Act standards.

Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency notified PGE that they have been illegally polluting at Boardman for over a decade. Despite this, PGE is once again asking the DEQ to let them off the hook and continue operating Boardman for another decade.

Governor Kulongoski and the DEQ can ensure that the dirty Boardman plant transitions off coal as soon as possible. We're going to have to demonstrate a big public outcry and ask the DEQ to keep better transition options for Boardman on the table. Will you join us?

Tell the Governor and DEQ air quality staff to protect Oregon's health and environment - not give PGE another free ride.

It's only fair that PGE take responsibility for the dirty Boardman plant. We've been waiting decades, but no more. It's time for PGE to dump coal.

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